WNBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/26

May 26th 2024

Ryan Schwepfinger

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all WNBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current WNBA slate.

Key WNBA News to Watch

  • Jaelyn Brown (illness) — Out

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Minnesota Lynx News

Confirmed Lineup: Courtney Williams, Kayla McBride, Bridget Carleton, Napheesa Collier, Alanna Smith

  • Diamond Miller (knee) — Injured

The Lynx handed the Liberty their second consecutive loss on Saturday in the first leg of a back-to-back. Playing their first full game without Miller, who is without timetable for return due to a knee injury, Carleton started in her place and totaled 14 points, three assists, and three stocks. Collier also double-doubled for the third time in four games with a 15-point, 12-rebound performance.

Atlanta Dream News

Confirmed Lineup: Haley Jones, Allisha Gray, Rhyne Howard, Cheyenne Parker-Tyus, Tina Charles

  • Lorela Cubaj (overseas commitment) — Not on injury report

  • Jordin Canada (hand) — Injured

Dallas Wings News

Confirmed Lineup: Sevgi Uzun, Arike Ogunbowale, Maddy Siegrist, Monique Billings, Teaira McCowan

  • Jaelyn Brown (illness) — Out

  • Satou Sabally (shoulder) — Injured

  • Natasha Howard (foot) — Injured

Commenting on Brown's recovery from nasal surgery, coach Trammell told media before Saturday's game that her procedure was successful, but she had since fallen ill. She remained out for the first leg of the back-to-back against Phoenix, and has an uncertain status for Sunday's second leg against the Sparks.

Los Angeles Sparks News

Confirmed Lineup: Lexie Brown, Layshia Clarendon, Kia Nurse, Dearica Hamby, Cameron Brink

  • Azura Stevens (arm) — Injured

In her second year as a Spark, Hamby is the league's rebounding leader in the season's early goings with 13.3 per contest. While early, the all-time single-season record is 11.9 rebounds per game, set by Sylvia Fowles in 2018.

Additionally, while Brink has gotten off to a tough start offensively, she is the league's runaway leader in blocks per game at 3.3. Only Brittney Griner and Margo Dydek have ever averaged more in a single season in the history of the WNBA.